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2006 RRRC Living Towns- Gordonsville

Destination Gordonsville: Marketing Small-Town Virginia
July 12, 2006

Gordonsville Town Hall
Gordonsville, VA
8:30am to 3:30pm

Attendance at the Fifth Annual RRRC Living Towns Planning Workshop, held in the beautiful Town of Gordonsville, was once again standing-room-only, with three informative panel discussions, walking tours of the town, and a reception at the Historic Gordonsville Exchange Hotel and Civil War Museum.

A hearty thanks to members of the Gordonsville Living Towns Steering Committee, sponsors, and, indeed, all who helped to make the workshop one of the biggest and best ever, not to mention this year's moderators and speakers for their outstanding presentations.

Town of Gordonsville Living Towns Brochure

Workshop Agenda

Presentation materials are available for selected panelists below. All files are in .pdf format.

Panel #1

Moderator: Jay Harrison, Executive Director, Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc.
Ron Higgins, Planning Manager, City of Charlottesville
Ed Volway, President, Stuart Business Association & Owner, Old Dominion Toy Shoppe
Carl Espy, Town Manager, Town of Halifax, VA (presentation)

Panel #2

Moderator: Joe Ward, Orange County Director of Tourism
Jerry Schiro, Town Manager, Town of Luray; Pat O'Brien, Director, Town of Luray Parks & Recreation; Catherine Stewart, Executive Director, Luray Downtown Initiative (presentation)
Steve Galyean, Tourism Development Director, VA Tourism Corporation (presentation)
David Myers, Assoc. for Govt. Relations, Civil War Preservation Trust (presentation)

Panel #3

Moderator: Debbie Kendall, Planning Director, Orange County
Chris Mothersead, Planning Director, Town of Warrenton
Terry Knouse, Section Manager, VDOT Design & Special Projects; Walter Pribble, Senior Transportation Planner, VDOT Transportation & Mobility Planning (presentation)
Cate Magennis Wyatt
, President, Journey Through Hallowed Ground (presentation)
Vaughn Rinner, Principal, Landmark Design Group (presentation)

The Gordonsville Town Hall served as the location for workshop panels and presentations at the 2006 Living Towns Workshop. (Courtesy of Orange County Review)
Lunch was provided by the Gordonsville United Methodist Church Women.
RRRC Executive Director Jeff Walker speaks with Living Towns Workshop participants. (Courtesy of Ray Root)
Workshop participants listen to a discussion of Shared Parking given by Town of Warrenton Planning Director Chris Mothershead.
Mayor Bob Coiner leads workshop participants through the town of Gordonsville. The picture to the left looks south along Main Street toward downtown Gordonsville.
Tour guides provided stories and local knowledge to workshop participants past the Gordonsville Presbyterian Church along Main Street in Gordonsville.
Mike Yeatts, President of Historic Gordonsville, Inc., welcomes participants to a reception at the Historic Gordonsville Exchange Hotel and Civil War Museum.

Sponsoring Organizations

Town of Gordonsville
Orange County
Virginia Department of Transportation
Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission




Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission
420 Southridge Parkway • Suite 106 • Culpeper, VA  22701 • Tel: (540) 829-7450 • Fax: (540) 829-7452

E-mail:  planinfo@rrregion.org